filum

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See also: fílum

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fīlum (thread).

Noun[edit]

filum (plural fila)

  1. (anatomy) a filamentous anatomical structure

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *gʷʰiH-(s-)lo-. Cognate with Lithuanian gysla.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fīlum n (genitive fīlī); second declension

  1. thread, string, filament, fiber
  2. texture, style, nature
  3. wick of a lamp
  4. accusative singular of fīlum
  5. vocative singular of fīlum

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative fīlum fīla
genitive fīlī fīlōrum
dative fīlō fīlīs
accusative fīlum fīla
ablative fīlō fīlīs
vocative fīlum fīla

Synonyms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • filum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • filum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “filum”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • filum” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill